Working Lunch - Simon Conway

The Stranger

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From the corridors of Westminster to the refugee camps of Jordan, the back streets of East London to the badlands of Iraq, The Stranger is a nerve-shredding journey of suspense from the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger award-winning author of A Loyal Spy. Things change quickly in the world of espionage and clandestine operations. Jude Lyon of MI6 remembers the captured terrorist bomb-maker. He watched him being flown off to Syria, back when Syria was ‘friendly’. No one expected him to survive interrogation there. Yet the man is alive and someone has broken him out of jail. Bad news for the former foreign secretary who authorised his rendition. And Jude’s boss Queen Bee who knew he wasn’t a terrorist at all, but an innocent bystander. Someone is using the former prisoner to front a new and unspeakably terrifying campaign. Someone not even ISIS can control.

A story SO strong, you suspect it MUST be true! The Stranger renders Simon Conway one of the 21st century's masters of the thriller genre” – Jon Snow

About the author: Simon Conway is a former British Army officer and international aid worker. He has cleared landmines and the other debris of war across the world. As co-chair of the Cluster Munition Coalition he successfully campaigned to achieve an international ban on cluster bombs. He is currently working as Director of Capability for The HALO Trust, coordinating the charity’s response to the urbanisation of warfare and growing use of improvised explosive devices. He lives in Glasgow with his wife and two daughters. A Loyal Spy, his third novel, won the 2010 CWA Steel Dagger Award for Best Thriller of the year. 

 

In conversation with Lee Randall.